Bhandat’s melodramatic older son, who moves in with a woman of a different race and fathers a child out of wedlock at a young age. In adulthood, he always dresses in a shirt and tie that resemble funeral attire. Mr Biswas reencounters him at Tara and Ajodha’s house after many years, and he advises Mr Biswas to be wary about borrowing money from Ajodha.
Jagdat Quotes in A House for Mr Biswas
The A House for Mr Biswas quotes below are all either spoken by Jagdat or refer to Jagdat. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of A House for Mr Biswas published in 2001.).
Part 1, Chapter 5 Quotes
There was no need to ask where Jagdat was going. He was going to his family. He too, then, lived a divided life.
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Jagdat Character Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the character Jagdat appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3: The Tulsis
...girl in Arwacas,” to his friend’s delight. News quickly spread, and although Bhandat’s older son (Jagdat) openly bragged of his illegitimate child with a woman of a different race, Bhandat’s younger... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 5: Green Vale
Tara and Ajodha continued asking Mr Biswas about the house, but Bhandat’s older son, Jagdat, soon came to the verandah, dressed as usual in attire strikingly reminiscent of funeral-wear. Tara... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4: Among the Readers and Learners
...his children to Pagotes on Sundays, and quickly struck up “an easy, relaxing relationship” with Jagdat: although they did not particularly get along or care what one another had to say,... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 5: The Void